Sara's Review: Dead Heat (Alpha & Omega #4) by Patricia Briggs
REVIEWER PURCHASE PUBLISHER: Brilliance Audio
NARRATOR: Holter Graham RELEASED: March 3, 2015 GENRE: PARANORMAL ROMANCE LENGTH: 11 hours and 25 minutes FORMAT: EBOOK, AUDIBLE, PAPERBACK
For once, mated werewolves Charles and Anna are not traveling because of Charles’s role as his father’s enforcer. This time, their trip to Arizona is purely personal--or at least it starts out that way...Charles and Anna soon discover that a dangerous Fae being is on the loose, replacing human children with simulacrums. The Fae’s cold war with humanity is about to heat up—and Charles and Anna are in the cross fire. FIVE BOUNDLESS STARS
Moving right along with my larger "Mercyverse" reading order, I am back to the Alpha and Omega series. The cool thing about this is I haven't read these books in the past, unlike the Mercy Thompson books. So I am getting an entirely new story and bigger perspective added to the "Mercyverse" that I didn't have before. Briggs has done a phenomenal job with the reading order and keeping the storylines of the larger plot straight in these two series. The Fae have returned to their Reservations and have declared themselves independent of the USA. However, they have started releasing specific nasties to remind humans why they should be feared. When Charles and Anna go on vacation to Arizona to some of Charles's old friends, they run into one such nasty. This one praise on children. This story worked two-fold for Anna and Charles. It showed that Anna is recovering from her ordeal with the Chicago pack and learning what it is to be an Omega wolf. She is coming into her own, and she is going to be very powerful. We also get to see a softer side of Charles a very human side. He is feared by most that it was nice to see him relax more and be with friends. I love these stories, and I am so glad I am reading them in order. The larger plot in the two series comes together perfectly. Here is the link to the timeline: http://patriciabriggs.com/books/timeline.shtml I am rating Dead Heat 5 Boundless Stars, and it's fantastic.